Bryan Zlimen


Bryan Zlimen


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Practice Areas

Small Business Law


Probate Administration

Estate Planning


Bryan graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a degree in Communication Arts in 2002. He received his Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law in 2007. While in law school he earned the CALI Excellence for the Future Award and the Minnesota Justice Foundation Volunteer Service Award.

  • Admissions

    Minnesota District Court - 2007

  • Minnesota Court of Appeals - 2007

  • Minnesota Supreme Court - 2007

  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota - 2008

  • South Dakota State Courts - 2022

  • Associations

    Minnesota State Bar Association

  • Ramsey County Bar Association

  • Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association

About Bryan

Bryan Zlimen brings a proactive and client-focused approach to every matter. As a founding member of Zlimen & McGuiness, PLLC, he has enjoyed creating a practice that focuses on clients’ needs, rather than billable hours. Clients praise him as a knowledgeable and efficient attorney and a practical, trusted advisor. Bryan is a current and former small business owner and is familiar with the issues small business owners face. Individual clients benefit from his guidance and expertise in administering probate estates, drafting estate plans, or working on other personal matters. Bryan is committed to client satisfaction and effective representation.

Bryan’s practice areas include a variety of small business services such as entity formation, buy-sell agreements, and collections. In addition, he works with clients on probate administration and estate planning matters.

Bryan is a co-author of the Minnesota Practice Series Collections Handbook. He is a national and local presenter on the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act and other collections topics. His published work includes articles on collections, business practices, probate administration, and various other topics.

Prior Experience

Prior to becoming an attorney, Bryan was a small business owner and spent 9 years working in the residential construction and landscaping fields. His experience in these areas gives him unique insight into the needs of small businesses.


In addition to practicing law, Bryan is actively involved with a number of recreational sports and organizations. His primary hobby is whitewater kayaking. Bryan has paddled whitewater rivers throughout the United States and abroad. He is an A.C.A. Level IV certified whitewater kayak instructor, teaching as a volunteer with local organizations.

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